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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by ROBL2500, Dec 24, 2006.
Well you not liking Deathspell Omega, as an American, goes against the point that he was making actually.
i discovered The Ruins of Beverast recently, a one man band performing atmospheric black/doom metal with lots of gregorian chants.
he made two albums.... both 80 mins long, not so easy listening!
Rain Upon the Impure is quite similar to Darkspace - I i say.
I am liking the ideas of chants
Great band. It's the drummer from Nagelfar's one-man project. Rain Upon the Impure took me a while to get into, mostly due to the production, but it's as great if not better than Unlock the Shrine.
Thanks, I shall check them out.
dunno. i prefer nagelfar over RoB
hey J. does Nydvind have a new one coming out anytime soon?
(listening to king of the hills)
i thought Sworn to the Elders was gonna be released soon, as well as the new Bran Barr
cool, I still need to purchase Eternal Winter Domain
Anyone into the Canadian Black Metal Scene? I've heard some, Trieskle comes to mind, and so far it's seems really cool. Lots of pagan stuff though.
Dark Forest ftw!
I think Morrigan's 6th album, The Damned, should be out by now. I've heard one track from it on the label's page, and it sounds like the standard fare, so if you like their previous albums, you'll probably like the new one.
I wish I had been able to get in on this sooner.
Some points I have about USBM.
1.) It's an active scene that can actually be followed from day to day. I love the second wave bands as much as anybody, but they're all done. There's nothing new coming out of there. Arcturus and DHG? No thanks. With the US scene, many of the bands are active and releasing material quite regularly. I enjoy following how bands progress and how their music changes. Being in the US, it's easier to keep track of such things, considering interviews and information is always in English.
2.) I know people involved with bands here and people that run labels. I find it personally relevant to follow bands from here for building my band's own career.
3.) Hubster's theory of scene patriotism doesn't carry much weight to me. Consider ANUS, based in the US, which doesn't cut US bands any slack at all.
4.) The most important point I wanted to make: The US scene has more potential that any other. History has shown that great metal comes from lots of bands in close proximity that competed for greatness and shared members, i.e. Bay Area, Florida, Norway, Gothenburg. Geography has largely kept this from happening up until recently, and I think in a few years we'll see some of the rewards. A project like Twilight, now with Aaron Turner of Isis in the fold could be something like we've never heard before. A lot of the key figures are in contact, and this can only be a good thing. I think a lot of the bands are just starting to come into their own, and the best material is on the way.
5.) Xasthur is like an old friend to me. Yes, I know that every Xasthur release sounds (musically) the same. I don't really care. I like the familiarity, and the atmosphere works for me.
6.) The bands that are really ideologically driven aren't my favorites for the most part. Consider Averse Sefira, Weakling, Wolves in the Throne Room. These are the most ideological, and most pretentious of the US bands. How people can laud pretentious crap like Weakling and dislike the most down to earth bands like Nachtmystium or Xasthur is confusing. If you think about it, few people treat their fans better than Malefic. He releases just about everything he records, because he knows there's demand for it. Releases are prompt and frequent, and he delivers the goods to fans time and again.
I guess that's enough for now.
Bands shouldn't release everything they record, only that which is worth releasing.
I disagree, everything recorded should be released, but b-sides and stuff not cut for full releases should be released on compilations that are specifically for b-sides and stuff not on full releases.
As for USBM... I really enjoy the scene. Leviathan has got a lot of attack against them, but I find their music very very... satisfying. Same with Xasthur, amazing depressive black metal band, and if your attacking them for sounding the same, you really shouldn't be in the black metal scene as their is a lot of repetivity in it. That's what makes the sound so familiar. Bands like Wolves in the Throne Room, Weakling, Twilight, all amazing bands. I can see why people might say they're untr00 or whatever cause they are wayyyy diffrent then the European scene, but that's ok, because diffrent scenes are meant to sound diffrent. If you realize that then it's not so bad.
I'm really liking Satanic Warmaster right now.
Satanic Warmaster is definitly the shit, and always worthy of a good spin.